Thea's having a bad month. Not only has she been made redundant, she's also discovered her husband of nearly 20 years is sleeping with one of her friends. Thea doesn't know what to do. When she learns the great-uncle she barely knew has died and left her his huge collection of second-hand books and a house in the Scottish Lowlands, she seems to have been offered a second chance. Running away to a little town where no one knows her seems like exactly what Thea needs. But when she meets the aristocratic Maltravers brothers -- grumpy bookshop owner Edward and his estranged brother Charles, Lord Hollinshaw -- her new life quickly becomes just as complicated as the life she was running from...?